If Real Estate Is Local, Your Twitter Should Be Too: TwitterLocal.net

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Services for Real Estate Pros with RealSatisfied

TwitterLocal LogoI awoke this morning to a Twitter timeline with a gem inside.

Laura Fitton ( @pistachio ) had just sent out a tweet about TwitterLocal.net. She said, "twitterlocal.com is going straight to the top of my answer to the question "how do I get started on Twitter and find people to follow?" Her tweet had an incorrect link, so I replied to let her know it was .net instead of .com. Her follow up tweet echoes my feelings exactly.

"Oooops www.Twitterlocal.net! The .com is a squattery mess. .net can rock your Twitter world. Sub in RSS to a city you're traveling to, etc." 

TwitterLocal Is A Twitter Search Engine

TwitterLocal.net allows you to search Twitter for people in your city, or a city you may be traveling to, and subscribe to a feed of the tweets based on that search criteria. Theoretically, this should alert you to any new users who come into the area, as the feed is gong to send you their tweets to your feed reader, if you choose.

Here's how it works. Choose the area you want to search for and a radius around the location. Maximum distance is 20 miles.

Twitter Local Search Radius

Then, view the latest tweets before deciding to subscribe.

TwitterLocal Feed Viewer

Once I've found the right radius, I can now go view their Twitter timelines. If I subscribe to their feed, I'll always know what their talking about, without following them, but the point of Twitter is conversation. So, by clicking on Christyv32, I'm able to dig deeper to see if I really want to engage in a conversation. If I do, I can simply click on the follow button and respond.

Follow on Twitter

It's All About Relationships.

It always has been. It always will be. TwitterLocal.net makes it easier than ever to find and communicate with people you can actually meet with face-to-face.

Comments (67)

Christy Powers
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Pooler, GA
Pooler, Savannah Real Estate Agent
I agree completely. I will be checking them out. I just started my twittering. I love the look btw!
Apr 08, 2008 06:43 AM
Maureen Maureen
Orangeburg, NY
Jeff - Love the new look!
Apr 08, 2008 07:54 AM
Jeff Turner
RealSatisfied - Santa Clarita, CA
We all have Brad to thank for the new look. :)
Apr 08, 2008 08:03 AM
Nick Good
The Good Home Team with eXp Realty - McKinney, TX
www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com
Jeff Thank you For this great Blog.  I am definitely going to check it out.
Apr 08, 2008 10:16 AM
Joe Hayden Real Estate Team
RE/MAX Properties East - Louisville, KY
Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
Okay, I did it...You got me fired up again about twitter!  I had no idea this feature existed...Thanks!
Apr 08, 2008 12:24 PM
Anonymous
Anonymous
I just signed up.  I think I need to do some additional research as to how to be active on Twitter any advise?
Apr 09, 2008 03:26 AM
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
I like your mysterious purple universe!  This Twitter thing is very intriguing, but I'll bet it's time consuming too.  I like the idea of using it when traveling though, what a great way to get a handle on local talk.
Apr 09, 2008 08:11 AM
Christopher Myers
Orlando Property Group - Orlando, FL
Greater Orlando and Central Florida Real Estate
I've been meaning to check out Twitter.  I know, I'm a little late to the ball.  Thanks for another great info piece!
Apr 11, 2008 04:12 AM
Kim Sellers
Lake Arrowhead, CA Coldwell Banker - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Lake Arrowhead Realtor - BRE#01412099 - Lake Arrow
So excited with all of your information.  I am new to the blogging thing and the extra stuff is fun to mess around with.  Have a great weekend.
Apr 11, 2008 06:33 AM
Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
AHWD
thanks for the information!!!!
Apr 17, 2008 07:33 AM
Tina Merritt
Nest Realty - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Real Estate

OOOOOOOOHHHHHH!  How cool is that?!?!?!  Twitter going local - love it!  Thanks for the site and feed info.

Tina in Virginia

Apr 23, 2008 02:31 AM
Palm Coast Homes
100 Plus Realty LLC - Palm Coast, FL
Palm Coast/Flagler County Real Estate, The Ross/Co
This is a new and interesting concept that i am still learning about.  Looks like i already behind the curve...and i am more cutting edge than anyone I know...ugh!!!!
Apr 27, 2008 02:38 PM
Susan Trombley
Trombley Real Estate - Wake Forest, NC
Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngs
Jeff it is amazing what you will find with AR about Twitter. Thanks for your help again.
Apr 29, 2008 12:19 PM
Kye Grace
Sutton Group - West Coast Realty - Vancouver, BC

Twitterlocal.net has subsequently crapped out...anyone know of a replacement?

Aug 28, 2008 01:37 PM
Kathy Torline
ERA Herman Group Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049

Jeff:  Thanks so much for sharing -- looks like the site is working fine.

Aug 30, 2008 03:02 AM
Tina Merritt
Nest Realty - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Real Estate

I think I have this....but maybe not.  So many Twitter apps and so little time!

Tina in Virginia

@tinainvirginia

Sep 03, 2008 05:55 AM
Erica Wallace
the Wallace Consulting Group - Boston, MA

Jeff thank you for sharing this twitter application. I haven't tried it yet. Also a big thanks to Zipvo.com for posting this article to zipvo news and alerting me to your post. The social network chain never ends... : )

Oct 06, 2008 03:44 AM
Richard Stabile
Re/Max Real Estate Limited - Oradell, NJ
Bergen County New Homes Builder Realtor

Sounds good, I just started on Twitter, this makes sense.

Richard

Oct 06, 2008 03:49 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jeff, this industry has always been about relationships, and like you said it always will be.  The funny thing is how we obtain those relationships has really changed with technology.  Now, we type words to introduce ourselves to potential clients, and blog so the whole world can see.  We are communicating with perfect strangers, and sometimes never even meet face to face.

Oct 08, 2008 06:36 AM
Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

Thanks for the info Jeff. This helps me out a lot. I'm just getting started on Twitter.

Nov 14, 2010 10:31 AM